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Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry 2014

General Information

Invitation to CAC-2014

Please join us from June 9-13, 2014 for the conference; the 2014 CAC will be held in the United States for the first time in twelve years.

The conference will be held at the Jefferson Hotel, the grandest hotel in Richmond, VA and located just a few blocks from the Monroe Park Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. The conference will include invited and contributed oral presentations, an extensive poster session, and preconference short courses. The conference registration fee will include all coffee breaks, lunches, and the conference banquet. A conference excursion will also be included. We hope that you will put CAC 2014 on your calendar.

Richmond as a site for the CAC, has several attractive features.  First, Richmond, VA offers a convenient location for international visitors. Conference attendees have the options of flying into New York City, Atlanta, Georgia or Washington DC. There are frequent connections from those airports to Richmond International, offering the convenient opportunity to visit further cities while in the US.  Richmond is accessible from Washington DC, the capital city, by either a short connecting flight or by train. Second, Richmond is an attractive city from the standpoint of more than 400 years of historical American significance. Richmond was the capital of the Confederate States of America during the U.S. Civil War and is the site of the first US canal system. The canal can now be explored by taking a relaxing canal cruise or by leisurely meandering the beautiful and informative canal walk. Richmond is also conveniently located close to many other historical sites and places of interest.  The city is about 50 miles from the first permanent English settlement in North America, Jamestown. Richmond is emerging as a vibrant, mid-size city with amenities ranging from arts to sports. The James River runs through the center of Richmond, and provides the only Class IV river rapids in an urban setting in North America.


Local Organizing Committee

Sarah Rutan, General Conference Chair, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Hope Bailey (Pfizer)
Chris Marks (Ojai Valley School)
Joe Pompano (Arista Labs)
Jay Pierotti (Arista Labs)
Sarah Porter (Longwood University)
Tom Karnes (VCU)
Dennis Thekkudan (Fareva)
Sally Hunnicutt (VCU)
Mike Hunnicutt (VCU)
Jody Turner (VCU)
John Quagliano (VCU)
Jonathan Humphrey (Pfizer)
Thaddaeus Hannel (Altria)
Randy Bishop (Eigenvector)
Barry Wise (Eigenvector)


International Scientific Committee

Rasmus Bro (Univeristy of Copenhagen, DK)
Steven Brown (University of Delaware, US)
Marina Cocchi (Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, IT)
Anna de Juan (Universitat de Barcelona, ES)
Onno de Noord (Shell Global Solutions International, NL)
John Kalivas (Idaho State University, US)
Yizeng Liang (Central South University, Changsha, CN)
Alejandro Olivieri (Universidad Nacional de Rosario, AR)
Alexey Pomerantsev (Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics, RU)
Ronei Poppi (University of Campinas, BR)
Cyril Ruckebusch (Université Lille Nord de France, FR)
Beata Walczak (University of Silesia, PL)
Ron Wehrens (Research and Innovation Centre - Fondazione Edmund Mach, IT)
Peter Wentzell (Dalhousie University, CA)

CAC Permanent Committee

R. Boqué (ES)
L. Buydens (NL)
M.M.C. Ferreira (BR)
M. Forina (IT)
N.B. Gallagher (US)
P. Hopke (US)
J.C. Menezes (PT)
J.M. Roger (F)
H. Smit (NL)
B.G.M. Vandeginste (NL)
Y. Vander Heyden (BE)
P. Van Espen (BE)
B.M. Wise (US)

Exhibition and Sponsorship

For information about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, contact the conference chair at

Fees and Payments

Full registration - before 3/31/2014 - $525; after 3/31/2014 - $650

Student registration - $250

Accompanying persons registration - $175

Full and student registrations include lunches, coffee breaks, opening reception, Thursday afternoon excursion and Thursday evening conference banquet.

Accompanying persons registration includes opening reception, Thursday afternoon excursion and Thursday evening conference banquet.

Conference Registration

Use this link to register and submit payment

Important Dates

January 31, 2014 - Abstracts due

Feburary 28, 2014 - Notification of acceptance

March 31, 2014 - Early registration deadline

Call for 2016 and 2018 Proposals

The CAC Permanent Committee decided to grant the organisation of future CAC conferences based on bid proposals.  Bid proposals should be sufficiently detailed to allow the committee to decide on the next conferences.  We expect a written proposal that details the chairperson, the members of the Local Organising Committee and the venue.  The bid for the 2016 conference should also include budgetary details.  Proposals will have to be presented to the members of the CAC Permanent Committee at the running conference.

At the upcoming CAC-2014 Conference the venue and hosts for the CAC-2016conference will be assigned.  The CAC-2018 Conference will be allocated during the CAC-2016 Conference.

Bid proposals should be submitted before May 15, 2014 to Prof. Lutgarde Buydens, chairperson of the CAC Permanent Committee    (